Diabetes Complications

A subtle disease which can often remain undetected for many years, diabetes can cause serious complications. These can include blindness, cataracts, thrombosis, and nephropathy. To avoid these consequences, many treatments can and should be given which help to give the chance of a normal life to any person who suffers from this condition.

Some other side effects of diabetes include tiredness, nausea and palpitations. However the most frequent side effects for the diabetic person are hypoglycemia, and hyperglycemia which are serious conditions which can cause the diabetic person to fall into a coma.

Long Term Effects

Over the long term, more serious diabetes complications include infarction, blindness, amputation and renal diseases. However there are many treatments nowadays which allow a diabetic to lead a healthy life. Those people with diabetes should be encouraged to use these treatments and seek medical advice as soon as they suspect anything is wrong.

Before the discovery of insulin, type 1 diabetes was fatal. Now with the advent of insulin and other remedies those people with type 1 diabetes can live a long and fulfilling life.

Hemorrhoids and Infrared Coagulation

For people looking for ways to treat hemorrhoids, there are several options available. The first thing that you should do is talk with your doctor to be sure that it is actually hemorrhoids you have. Sometimes you could have some digestive problem not related to hemorrhoids masquerading. If it is hemorrhoids, you will want to look at alternatives for helping to treat the problem. One available method for treatment is known as IRC.

IRC stands for Infrared Coagulation, a non-surgical treatment for hemorrhoids provided by certain doctors and physicians. This procedure can help alleviate medium to severe symptoms of hemorrhoids. The majority that use this method do not have problems with hemorrhoids following the treatment.

The IRC Treatment

Vision Problems

There are many conditions affecting the eyes and vision system. One of the most common is low vision.

Low vision means that even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, people find everyday tasks difficult to do. Reading the mail, shopping, cooking, seeing the TV, and writing can seem challenging.

Millions of Americans lose some of their vision every year. Irreversible vision loss is most common among people over age 65.

Is losing vision just part of getting older?

No. Some normal changes in our eyes and vision occur as we get older. However, these changes usually don’t lead to low vision.

Most people develop low vision because of eye diseases and health conditions like macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma, and diabetes. A few people develop vision loss after eye injuries or from birth defects. While vision that’s lost usually cannot be restored, many people can make the most of the vision they have.

Your eye care professional can tell the difference between normal changes in the aging eye and those caused by eye diseases.

How do I know if I have low vision?

Tips on Helping an ADD Child

Even though a child has ADD, that does not mean he or she needs to be “labeled” and stuck into a category. Many, many children with ADD today can and do learn to overcome their limitations and far exceed expectations, competing well with those who do not have the disorder.

Studies show that the earlier a child is diagnosed and the earlier treatment begins, the better chance there is for success. In other words, early intervention is KEY.

There are many ways to help children who have ADD. First of all, let the child know that you care (and love him or her, if appropriate, as in the case of relatives). Sometimes after a diagnosis, youngsters may think your opinions of them have changed and that you think less of them. So let them know that this is not the case at all, even share an imperfection of your own with them to let them know you work on issues, too, and did as a child.

Also, let children know that you support them in their challenge and struggles with ADD. And try your best to express your support with positive remarks, praise, encouragement and any help you can.

Note there will be good days and bad days in dealing with the ADD, just as there are with anything else. And no one is perfect. So remember the better days when bad ones roll around and keep on hanging in there! It may help a lot to keep a journal. Jot down notes, (and don’t worry about spelling and grammar- just have fun with it), include school grades, pictures, etc. Make it multi-media, if possible, and colorful. Then during bad times, you’ll have plenty of reminders in your journal of the progress to date and be proud and encouraged for the both of you.